Our Prism network is hosting Diversithon - a Wikipedia edit-a-thon focusing on making or improving Wikipedia entries of notable Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Joining us on the day will be Yolanda Ohene (PhD student at UCL Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging and co-founder of Minorities in STEM), Jess Wade (physics postdoc at Imperial College London) and Alice White (Wikimedian in Residence at the Wellcome Library). You might have heard of Jess Wade earlier this year, as she has written 270 Wikipedia pages in a year to get female scientists noticed.
Wikipedia is one of the most-used websites in the world, and is an important resource for science. This event will help you build the skills to contribute to and improve Wikipedia. These are useful skills for anyone with an interest in communicating science. In addition:
- Sharing knowledge makes you happy.
- You expand your knowledge while editing.
- Your communication skills will improve, as you will engage in lively discussions and debates.
- You will engage with new people who are interested in the same topics as you.
We all use Wikipedia, so why not help it grow? Think of it as a favour in return for the knowledge you have gained from it!